On October 26-27, the capital of Uzbekistan hosted a regular meeting of the Working Group of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) on the development of transport and logistics corridors in the region, the press office of the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan reports.
Representatives of ESCAP, the Islamic Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, SPECA, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, as well as industry ministries and departments of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan attended the event.
The participants discussed the perspective of economic recovery of the region after the COVID-19 pandemic and the proposals for the development of transport infrastructure in Central Asia. An ESCAP representative Behzod Rakhmatov and a UNECE representative Nenad Nikolic made presentations.
An exchange of experience in the promotion of external trade and the management of road and rail infrastructure and air traffic took place. The parties agreed to continue multilateral cooperation on the development of existing transport corridors and decided to set up a Regional Centre for Transport and Connectivity Development in Tashkent.
On the second day of the meeting, the UN legal documents on transport and logistics, trading standards and industrial digitalization were submitted for discussion.